Matthews Free Medical Clinic’s 12th Annual Golf Tournament

DSC_7324When:          Monday, May 1, 2017

Where:         Raintree Country Club

Schedule:     10:30 a.m. …………………Check in

10:30-11:45 a.m. ……….Driving range and lunch

11:45 a.m. …………………Welcome

12:00 p.m. …………………Shotgun start/ Captain’s Choice

Individual Entry Fee $150.00 – Includes green fees, cart, range balls, box lunch, drinks/ snacks, goody bag, and catered dinner/ awards ceremony Mulligan Package $20 day of tournament.

Sponsorship opportunities available. Please contact us for more information.

Contact Amy Carr at 704-841-8882 or acarr@matthewsfmc.org or visit http://www.matthewsfmc.org.

Why is this important? Why should YOU want to be a part of it?

My name is Amelia, and I am the newest staff member at Matthews Free Medical Clinic. The Matthews Free Medical Clinic provides free, quality health care to low income, uninsured patients in Mecklenburg and Union Counties.

When I first started at the clinic, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I thought the clinic would feel like any other doctor’s office.

On one of my first days at the clinic, we had a new patient come in and meet with Dr. McAdams, our medical director. After her appointment, the patient’s entire demeanor had shifted. She seemed more relaxed, as if a weight had been lifted from her mind. As she was checking out, she told me, “I have never had a doctor invest in me like that. Dr. McAdams really seems to care about me.”  This patient was thankful for the healthcare being provided, but more than that, she was thankful for the welcome and love she felt here.

We have another patient who comes in each visit and says, “Thank you so much for all you do. You have saved my life many times over.”

MFMC doesn’t feel like any other doctor’s office. Many of our patients look forward to upcoming appointments. We have patients who make sure that they greet and hug every one of our staff members and volunteers. Sometimes patients will drop in just to say hi or share good news with us.

For so many people, going to the doctor is something to worry about, fear, or avoid. For most of our patients, coming to the clinic doesn’t feel that way. Many of our patients still experience stress or worry in connection to their health, but they don’t have to experience it alone.

The money raised at the tournament directly funds patient care. It make these patients’ experiences at the clinic possible. You can come enjoy a day of golf and help to provide life-changing health care to people in your area.

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